It is 18.45 in the evening of a wet Wednesday. A boat has just arrived at the Wide in Thrupp. The driver says “Do you know where there are any overnight moorings round here?
What a stupid question he had just come past a 72 and a 60 foot space (14 days) at Shipton. He is the sort of boater who will be telling CRT he can’t moor up when he is on his travels.
I don’t know about you, but when I am near where I want to be I take the first available space, moor up and go and have a look further along to see if there is anywhere closer to my ‘best stopping place’ then move up. If I try to get where I want without stopping to check then I may, just may, have to continue past that place until I find somewhere else.
What is more annoying is that the particular boat in question has been here several times and knows how the system works.